There are many wonderful options all over the world for those exploring music to study abroad. Many music majors and minors study abroad to gain important cross-cultural perspectives, perform within other cultures, develop their knowledge of other traditions, or gain a global experience. This page contains information that will assist music majors and minors determine how best to integrate study abroad into their Brandeis careers.
Sample of Approved Programs with Music Coursework
- Music Studies in Milan (IES) - Milan, Italy
European Society and Culture in Vienna (IES) - Vienna, Austria
University of Otago (Arcadia) - Dunedin, New Zealand
Visit the Brandeis Approved Programs List to review a comprehensive list of programs that offer music coursework. Click on "Advanced Search" to filter options or search for unique program traits like internships or research. Additional programs might have acceptable coursework, but this list shows the primary locations where Music courses may be available.
Study Abroad Liaison
To assist students with their academic choices abroad and to help answer any questions about receiving major/ minor credit while abroad, each academic department and program has assigned a faculty member to serve as the Study Abroad Liaison. Music students who plan to study abroad should speak with the study abroad liaison before they go abroad, and again once they have returned from study abroad.
The liaison for Music is Prof. Sarah Mead.
Receiving Credit in Music
Many music courses taken abroad can serve as electives in the Music Major, including lessons and ensembles. However, the History and Theory sequences which serve as core courses for the major are very specific in their structure, and it is less common that courses taken abroad will be considered to be suitable substitutions for these. Before completing an online substitution request, consult with the Study Abroad Liaison to determine whether a course is likely to be approved for substitution.